When it comes to defending product liability lawsuits, it’s tough to top Greenberg Traurig’s Lori Cohen and her 98.3% winning percentage – she’s 57-for-58 lifetime in the courtroom.* Cohen, a shareholder at the law firm, is chairwoman of GT’s pharmaceutical, medical device & healthcare litigation practice and its trial practice group. Based in Atlanta, she’s saved her medical […]
In the midst of a devastating global crisis 2 years ago, a Ugandan physician was infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone as he was treating patients. He was hospitalized at the Frankfurt University Hospital and 12 days later he was unconscious, suffering from multiple organ failure. By the time Aethlon Medical (NSDQ:AEMD) got permission to use […]
TransEnterix (NYSE:TRXC) is betting that the haptics technology in its Senhance robot-assisted surgery platform will help it make headway against Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) and its 10-year lead on the market. CEO Todd Pope told MassDevice.com that the Senhance’s haptics – the system’s ability to convey a sense of touch and resistance to the surgeon – are an […]
New GI Dynamics (ASX:GID) CEO Scott Schorer is looking to reboot the company’s flagship EndoBarrier weight loss device, after a higher-than-expected rate of liver abscesses forced the halt of a clinical trial last year. The EndoBarrier device is a plastic gut sleeve designed to prevent the absorption of nutrients from food as it exits the stomach and […]
Scott Dodson didn’t worry when the FDA requested a call. Dodson is CEO of AirXpanders, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based company that had made a 510(k) submission for its AeroForm tissue expander, a device designed for post-mastectomy breast reconstructions that uses a gradual patient-controlled release of compressed gas to expand and stretch the skin/underlying muscle before […]
The Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA) is making a move to become 1 of the preeminent trade associations supporting the medical device industry.
The non-profit trade association – that supports and promotes medical device companies in the Southeastern United States – recently named former AdvaMed executive Jason Rupp as its first full time executive director.
Caroll Neubauer is a man of strong opinions.
Fortunately for us, the chairman & CEO of 175-year-old German medical products conglomerate B. Braun Medical isn’t afraid to share those opinions – even though he admits that they occaisionally get him into trouble. A case in point, as you’ll hear in this podcast, is Neubauer’s passionate opposition to the medical device excise tax.